WordPress Plugins

We have built and maintain quite a few WordPress plugins, read the latest on those plugins and other WordPress plugins here!

Ask Yoast: do I need to optimize all of my product pages?

30 September 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments


In the series ‘Ask Yoast’ we answer your SEO related question. Submit your question by sending an email to ask@yoast.com and you might get a personal answer on video! Today’s SEO question comes from Gude Hudson-Gool from Kent. She is wondering: “In my online shop, should I aim to get the SEO ‘green light’ on each individual »

Category: Content SEO

Google Analytics by Yoast: Free vs Premium

1 September 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 11 Comments

google analytics free vs premium

We have two versions of our Google Analytics by Yoast plugin: a free and a premium version. We’ve had some questions about the difference between the two. And while we can mention the additional features the premium version offers, this doesn’t explain how those premium features could benefit you. So in this post I’ll explain the difference between »

Categories: Analytics, WordPress

Yoast SEO: announcing breaking API Changes

26 August 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

As we announced a while back, we’re working on real time content analysis functionality for Yoast SEO. While we wanted to preserve backwards compatibility, we’ve come to the conclusion that we won’t be able to for some filters. This means that some themes and plugins, who integrate with our page analysis functionality, will need to be updated. We »

Real-time content analysis for better SEO

2 July 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments


The best way to improve someone’s SEO content writing, is to let him do it, and then give real-time feedback. Ever since its first release in 2011, the page analysis functionality in WordPress SEO has always worked when you saved the post. We’re about to change that, and make it real-time. We’ll give you a preview of »

Category: Content SEO

WordPress SEO 2.2

10 June 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 32 Comments


Both WordPress SEO Premium and the free version of WordPress SEO have been updated to version 2.2. This new release brings quite a few changes and some nice new additions. We’ll explain the changes in this post. Security fixes This release contains a fix for a potential XSS issue in the admin, specifically the snippet preview. It was caused by issues »

Categories: General SEO, WordPress

Feature highlight: WP SEO Premium redirect manager

3 June 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments


One of the things we are understanding more and more, is that we have failed to explain why our WordPress SEO Premium plugin is awesome. Today, I’d like to tell you about the redirect manager that’s contained in it. First, let me show you this video: This is one of the 13 videos that you »

Categories: General SEO, WordPress

Changing URLs in search results

17 April 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 132 Comments


Yesterday Google announced that they’ll change the way they represent URLs in mobile search results. This post explains what is changing, what this means for you and how our WordPress SEO plugin will help you with these changes. What is changing in the search results? In their blogpost Google say they’ll changing the following: The website name »

Category: General SEO

WordPress SEO Security release

11 March 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 93 Comments

WordPress SEO by Yoast

This morning we released an update to our WordPress SEO plugin (both free and premium) that fixes a security issue. A bit more details follow below, but the short version of this post is simple: update. Now. Although you might find your WordPress install has already updated for you. What did we fix? We fixed a »

Category: WordPress

Google Analytics by Yoast, V5: Universal Support

4 September 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 98 Comments

Google Analytics by Yoast

We’ve been working hard on our Google Analytics plugin and are proud to release version 5.0, with universal support, today. With all the changes Google had made to Analytics and with our improved development experience we decided we’d be better off with a full rewrite. We’ve redone some of the features, killed a few minor features »

Category: Analytics

Regular security audits: taking our responsibility

4 August 2014 by Joost de Valk » - 24 Comments

Yoast Black Friday bundle

Today, we’re announcing that we have partnered with Sucuri, in the interest of pro-actively securing our plugins. As our plugins run on more and more sites, we have a responsibility towards our users and the web at large to make sure that we do our utmost to make sure our code doesn’t make them vulnerable.* We’ve »

Category: WordPress